At 84 years of age, Brother Michael Callary has yet to hear the call to retirement.

The National Religious Retirement Office, sponsor of the annual Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) collection, recently held a workshop for volunteer consultants. 

“I was attracted to religious life from an early age,” explains Sister Luanna Brucks, a member of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri.

The gold standard in retirement planning for religious communities is, of course, to lower costs while improving care and increasing long-term financial stability.